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U of M Opera to Present Confession

For release: December 19, 2011
For press information, contact Carol Morse, 901-678-2279

ConfessionThe University of Memphis Opera will present Confession by composer Raphaȅl Lucas and librettists Jacques Trussel and Margaret Vignola, on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Harris Concert Hall (3775 Central Avenue). The work is the 2011 winner of the biennial Chamber Opera Competition held by the National Opera Association. This will be the premiere of the chamber orchestra version.  The opera is a prequel to the beloved one-act opera Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini, exploring the events leading up to a pregnancy, a child out-of-wedlock and subsequent life-long interment in a secluded convent.

Copeland Woodruff directs the opera. Mark Ensley is the conductor.

Ticket information:
• Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.      
• Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis Campus, 3775 Central Avenue
• Ticket prices are $10 General Admission; $7 Non-U of M Students and Senior Citizens; Free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID.
• Ticket purchases at 901.678-1651 or at the Harris Concert Hall box office.

The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis offers Bachelor’s through Doctoral degrees in 29 areas of concentration.  The School has the distinction of being Tennessee’s only doctoral degree-granting program in music. We are dedicated to preparing students for careers in music by instilling in them the importance of thorough and thoughtful preparation in all musical endeavors and by engaging them in a comprehensive learning experience. We punctuate study with a wide variety of performance opportunities within the School, the community and internationally. This total immersion approach is realized by faculty members who have active careers in performance, recording and publishing – experience that fosters truth and integrity in music.

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